Ch 27: Teaching Resources for World History

About This Chapter

Discover these highly accessible world history lesson plan outlines that you can use directly in your classroom. The available lesson plans cover the full scope of world history events and topics that you want to share with your students.

Teaching Resources for World History - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, the lessons and lesson plans give you a way to develop your world history syllabus faster than ever before. Each lesson plan outline comes complete with all the details you need, so you can use them right away, or you can use them as guidelines to design your own plans. Within these world history lesson plans, you'll find interesting approaches to discuss the following topics with your students:

  • Ancient Egypt, China, India, and Greece
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • The days of the Roman Empire
  • Accomplishments of the Byzantine Empire
  • Charlemagne
  • The Crusades
  • The Magna Carta
  • Life during the Renaissance
  • The Age of Exploration
  • The 95 Theses
  • The Communist Manifesto
  • WWI and WWII
  • Events during the Berlin airlift
  • The Cold War
  • Revolutions in Latin America

The lesson plans come equipped with related lessons that you can use as teaching tools, and as well as providing innovative ideas, discussion questions, games, and more that you can use in your classroom to bring world history topics to life.

How It Helps

  • Common Core: Includes current standards for topics addressed in the lesson plan
  • Learning objectives: Provides measurable learning goals you can use to assess student progress
  • Timesaver: Utilizes pre-made lesson plans built and tested by fellow educators, which gives you more time for other teaching responsibilities

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning world history lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific world history topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your world history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related world history lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important world history concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant world history-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

19 Lessons in Chapter 27: Teaching Resources for World History
Ancient Egypt Lesson Plan

1. Ancient Egypt Lesson Plan

While the pyramids may be thousands of years old, that doesn't mean your methods of teaching have to be equally ancient when it comes to the Ancient Egyptians. Use a video lesson to analyze the role of the Nile River and the rise of Egyptian civilization.

Ancient China Lesson Plan

2. Ancient China Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan and materials from, teach your students about China's earliest dynasties and their contributions to Chinese culture. Let students engage in a fun activity to mark out and illustrate a timeline to represent this period.

Ancient India Lesson Plan

3. Ancient India Lesson Plan

Help teach your students about Ancient India's transformation due to outsider influences, such as the Aryans, with this lesson plan and video lesson from An activity allows your students to create a small skit about some aspect of Ancient India's past.

Ancient Greece Lesson Plan

4. Ancient Greece Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan and materials from, the legacy of the ancient Athenians and Spartans won't be 'Greek' to your students. In fact, they'll see how important the Greeks are to our own culture.

Peloponnesian War Lesson Plan

5. Peloponnesian War Lesson Plan

The Peloponnesian War is one of the first wars that we have a great deal of accurate history about. In this lesson plan, we use the opinions of Thucydides to guide our understanding of the conflict.

Ancient Rome Lesson Plan

6. Ancient Rome Lesson Plan

While Rome wasn't built in a day, this lesson plan will help your students understand the rise of one of the greatest empires in antiquity, as well as the legacy that civilization has left for us today using two video lessons and hands-on activities.

Byzantine Empire Lesson Plan

7. Byzantine Empire Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan and resources from, there will be nothing convoluted about your approach to the Byzantine Empire, as well as the split between the Eastern and Western churches.

Charlemagne Lesson Plan

8. Charlemagne Lesson Plan

Charlemagne helped to establish our modern idea of Europe. With this lesson plan and video from, you can help to establish his historic significance in the minds of your students.

Crusades Lesson Plan

9. Crusades Lesson Plan

Enhance your instruction with a video, and directions for how to lead an in-class discussion about the effects and influence of the Crusades on the next centuries of European history.

Magna Carta Lesson Plan

10. Magna Carta Lesson Plan

Perhaps no other document in English history is as famous as the Magna Carta, but after this lesson, your students will have a more complete understanding of what it actually meant for the rights of people.

Renaissance Lesson Plan

11. Renaissance Lesson Plan

Are you seeking a one-stop shop for your instruction on the Renaissance? If so, this lesson plan has it all, including a full unit study with corresponding video lessons that can be easily broken down into short lessons, each with integrated activities that culminate in a mastery project. To stay on this path of enlightenment, consider our suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons.

Age of Exploration Lesson Plan

12. Age of Exploration Lesson Plan

You won't have to cross the ocean for good ideas on how to teach about the Age of Exploration with this lesson plan! Including resources from, this lesson will make sure your students understand the significance of the New World.

95 Theses Lesson Plan

13. 95 Theses Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will assist in your instruction about Martin Luther's '95 Theses.' A video lesson will explain the key components found in the theses as students discuss content before they are challenged to translate the theses to modern language and life.

The Communist Manifesto Lesson Plan

14. The Communist Manifesto Lesson Plan

Using this lesson plan and materials from, you'll have all you need to teach your students about the Communist Manifesto. Instruct your students on the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and have students engage in an activity to solidify learning.

World War I Lesson Plan

15. World War I Lesson Plan

Don't get left in the trenches teaching about World War I! In this lesson plan, drawing on materials from, you'll have what you need to make sure your students truly understand the Great War.

World War II Lesson Plan

16. World War II Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on how World war II began. Though there were many factors, this plan includes a clean and concise video lesson to jump start the unit as well as an imaginative activity designed to generate discussion.

Cold War Lesson Plan

17. Cold War Lesson Plan

This lesson plan on the Cold War gives you the tools you need to help students understand the start and early years of the Cold War, as well as its impact on American life during the 1940s and 1950s.

Berlin Airlift Lesson Plan

18. Berlin Airlift Lesson Plan

Trying to delve into the intricacies of the Berlin Airlift? Use this lesson plan and materials to analyze the Berlin Airlift and examine the actions taken by the Western Allies.

Latin American Revolutions Lesson Plan

19. Latin American Revolutions Lesson Plan

The revolutions that led to the independence of Latin American countries offer your students opportunities to compare and contrast with the American Independence movement.

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